Urban Evolutions supplied materials, including flooring, tables and fixtures to a contemporary-styled pizza tavern located at 101 King Street in Madison, Wisconsin.

The restaurant, named Lucille, is open more than 12 hours each day. Supplying reclaimed wood materials to this environment presented a unique challenge to which Urban Evolutions delivered functional pieces that were durable, beautiful and as historical as the neighborhood.

Built in the late 1920s, the building Lucille now calls home was first Capital City Bank, then WIBA radio and, most recently, Isthmus Publishing. Now, guests can choose to eat and be merry in one of the building’s three floors: an open air first floor bar, a mezzanine with views of the Capitol building and a secluded basement lounge.

Here’s the low-down on the reclaimed goods you will find on every level:

  • Butcher block pizza pass top: Crafted with reclaimed structural laminated timbers salvaged from the Fox Valley
  • Back bar counter top and shelves as well as main floor communal tables: Reclaimed heart pine floor joists from a church in Chicago
  • Take out counter: Created using our reclaimed factory maple
  • Second level flooring: Features our signature reclaimed mixed hardwoods
  • Second floor banquette and booth table tops: Built from skip planed white oak salvaged from Wisconsin barns
  • Gangster booths: Features our chunky, rift and quarter sawn white oak
  • Stair Treads: Salvaged from factory timbers from the Fisher-Hamilton factory in Wisconsin
  • Lower-level vault: Features our reclaimed factory oak flooring as well as our tobacco lath nesting coffee tables made from materials from southwest Wisconsin

Head over to our Vimeo channel to listen to Robin Janson, creative director, discuss Urban’s unique approach to restaurants and describe the custom-designed reclaimed wood products we created especially for Lucille.

If you love the form, function and story behind reclaimed wood, we would make a great material design partner.

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